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Henry Wilkinson (1921-)

Henry Wilkinson is a 20th century artist/printmaker, specializing in sporting subjects. He was born in Bath, Somerset, England in 1921 and studied at Winchester School of Art and the Royal College of Art, where he received his diploma in 1945. He won the Royal British Institute Scholarship in Engraving and subsequently studied in Germany, France & Italy. After World War II, he was elected to the Royal Society of Painters, Etchers & Engravers and for many years he was a professor of the Engraving School at the City and Guilds of London.

Whilst studying at the RCA, Wilkinson was introduced to George Vernon Stokes, the famous canine artist, and he helped Stokes print his editions until the death of Stokes in 1954. From that time, Wilkinson started to produce his own original drypoint etchings of Dogs and other Sporting Subjects. He works single-handed and the works are entirely his own - from origination, to hand engraving his metal plates and eventually printing and finishing - even to the extent of producing his own inks.

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